Eye on Ethics - Course Two

About the Course:

The Eye on Ethics Series, created by Social Work Today magazine, is written by the highly respected Fredric Reamer, Ph.D.
Course Two includes the following brief ethics articles:

-Use of Self and Ethics Risk Management

-The Boundaries of Self-Disclosure in Clinical Social Work

-The Limits of Professional Competence

-Balancing Our Professional and Personal Lives

The author reviews common ethical pitfalls regarding self-disclosure, boundaries, limits of professional competence, and reviews ethical guidelines to help social workers make ethically sound decisions. Specifically, use of self and evaluating a balance between personal and professional lives is discussed.

Journal/Publisher:

Social Work Today

Publication Date:

2009-2011

Author

Frederic G. Reamer, PhD

About the Author:

Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College. He is the author of many books and articles, and his research has addressed mental health, healthcare, criminal justice, and professional ethics.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about ethical decision-making in therapy regarding self-disclosure, boundaries, limits of competence, the use of self-monitoring, and balancing personal and professional lives. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the common ethical pitfalls regarding self-disclosure, boundaries, and limits of professional competence.

  2. List ethical guidelines to help social workers make ethically sound decisions regarding self-disclosure, boundaries, and limits of professional competence.

  3. Review the “use of self” and evaluating a balance between personal to maintain ethical practice.

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Course Number: 101842
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online
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